Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Fame

Hey duckies!
I am so sorry that I haven't blogged in ages. I'm super busy and unfortunately I have to keep it short.  It's almost 2am and I have to be up around 6:45am!
Yea, I'm still a nighthawk.
There are two reasons why I haven't been able to blog (and why I have to wake-up so early):
- I am a Red Cap (a vivacious Summer Orientation Ambassador for the University of Hartford).
- I am a Red Cap.

However, being a red cap is more than being a summer orientation ambassador.  To be a Red Cap you have to be a living piece of the unadulterated college experience puzzle.  You have to believe in yourself in order to be a Red Cap.  It's an overnight adventure: our day starts around 7:15am and ends around 1am.  Then, the second day starts around 7:30am and ends around 3pm.
But as rough as that's the best college experience I've ever made.
The people you meet are incredibly brilliant.  We're a mosaic of laughter, tears (always of joy), dancing, and friendship.  Though the position only last for 2.5 weeks, you learn so much because you're always working on your toes.
The best thing about Red Caps is...working is actually fun.  My job duties basically entails me to be myself, while aiding Freshmen for two busily fun-packed days.
It's more magical than you can fathom.

To illustrate this, here are some pics of my fun, thus far.

(Canoeing at Camp Woodstock.)

(Cleaning my cabin at Camp Woodstock.  It wasn't dirty, I just wanted to walk barefoot around the cabin without dragging  little dirt specs into my sleeping bag.)

(Getting my Little!!!)*

*A Little is a first year Red Cap that is taken under the wing by a returning Red Cap (a.k.a. a Big).  Our committee assigns Bigs and Littles and they did a phenomenal job this year.  Thank you Committee: Rockstar, Chrissy (BB), and Graham.

My Little's name is Tamara.  I blogged about her before because whenever I see her, she surges happiness through my heart.  Now that she's my little I get my daily dose of sunshine.

I think it's time for some "Words of Wisdom."
"In order to believe in yourself you have to know yourself.  The world can be a scary place and you may find yourself lost in it.  And if you don't know yourself well enough, anything is scary.  Finding yourself is an adventure.  But once you find yourself, the easiest thing is being the beautiful person you know yourself to be."

Speaking of finding, since I can't possibly blog for the next two weeks (because of my Red Cap duties) make sure to follow me on Twitter.  (I Twitter pretty much every hour now.)

Well, I think it's time to get some rest duckies.  The Freshmen are waiting for me.
I wish you the best of happiness. Stay true.

Live, love & Lady Gaga,
Gabriel Anderson